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Re: “Manners: Tourism 101

I completely agree with Cranky and labitae: a tip needs to be earned. I understand that server wages are low because the employer is counting on the fact that customers will pay tips, evening out their income; I also understand that most servers hate their jobs. Yes, customers can be complete dickheads, and rude to boot. That is NO excuse for some of the behaviour I have seen here. I worked in the service industry for years in a non-tipping country. Wages were just as low; but servers were polite (well, not 100% of the time). That's your job - to provide good service. The fact you have just been tipped means the customer enjoyed your service and wants to thank you for making their dining experience a good one. If you did not give good service don't expect a tip. If you hate your job and your customers that much you need to find a new industry to work in. Labour jobs pay reasonably and you don't have to deal with customers too much - oh, but sorry, you'll actually have to do some hard graft for once. Suck it up, and pretend you enjoy it.

Posted by Buttons on 07/31/2009 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Taken

I have to say I was quite impressed at Liam Neesons' try at hard-bastard. I've not seen him in a role like that before and I thought he did quite well and was beliveable. Not that the stor was terribly believeble. Yes, the ultimate story of kidnap and forced prostitution is all very real and happens more than we realise, blah blah, but the hard-man dad going round killing everyone in sight to track down his daughter (who was dumb enough to let a stranger she just met at the airport (of all places!!) know where she lived). He didn't seem to have any compassion for any of the other girls, though they were in the same situation, and most likely had daddies out there fretting about them too (though likely just not hard enough to go out there and find them). Actiony and dramatic enough to captivate this cynic for the entirety of the film.

Posted by Buttons on 03/13/2009 at 3:33 PM

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Re: “Chives Canadian Bistro

I thought the decor was a bit odd; like it was trying to go for a country cafe and yet serving high(er) class food and service... But, I LOVED the food. The appetiser was delicious (a gastronomique selection of cheeses, pate, foie gras et al)! The portion size of my main may have been a wee bitty too big meaning (as I liked it so much I had tried to stuff in all I possibly could) I just could not manage dessert. Dissapointingly, as their desserts also looked delectable (peering at the tables near us). Service was good, though the waiter seemed like he was in a bit of a mood. All-in-all a very satisfying (and satiating) night out.

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Posted by Buttons on 07/03/2009 at 6:40 PM

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